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General information

The growth of this beautiful Mexican port has benefited the travel industry with the construction of important hotel complexes, as well as top-level golf courses. Its tranquil beaches, like La Audiencia and Miramar, offer relaxation and a chance to dream, while its open beaches, like Olas Altas or Santiago, are an invitation to surf or paddleboard. The Sailfish Sculpture by the Mexican artist Sebastian stands out splendidly at the end of the boardwalk in the “heart” of the city. This work of art does justice to the harbour, considered the “Sailfish Capital of the World”. Manzanillo is located in the State of Colima, 90 km (55.923 mi ) south of the state capital, in the southwestern Pacific coast region, 804 km (500 mi) west of Mexico City, 299 km (185 mi) from Guadalajara and 281 km (177.09 mi) from Puerto Vallarta.

Tourist information

Colima Tourism Promotion Board
Phone +52 (314) 333-3838 & 333-1380
twitter: @VisitColimaMx @Manzanillo_Mex
Facebook: visitManzanillo visitColimaMx


Arriving by plane

Playa de Oro International Airport
Km 42 Manzanillo – Barra de Navidad Hwy., Col. Playa de Oro
Phone +52 (314) 333-1119 & 333-2525
Distance to downtown: 30 minutes Code: ZLO

Flights arrive at the airport from the following international cities:
CalgaryAlaska Airlines
EdmontonAmerican Airlines
HoustonUnited Airlines
Los AngelesSun Country
MinneapolisSunwing Vacations
PhoenixWest Jet

Flights arrive at the airport from the following national cities:

Arriving by land

Manzanillo Central Bus Station
20 Oceano Pacifico Ave., Colonia Valle de las Garzas

Companies travelling to and from Manzanillo bus station:
Flecha Amarilla
La línea
Estrella Blanca


Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions of Manzanillo

Santiago Bay

Santiago Bay

Santiago Bay stretches along about 20 km (12 mi) of coastline and is 15 km (9 mi) from Manzanillo. Beautiful beaches with a moderate swell, as La Audiencia, Santiago, Olas Altas, Miramar and La Boquita, are scattered along this bay.

Manzanillo Bay

Manzanillo Bay

Surrounded by rock formations and hills which have created stunning bays and coves with fine sandy beaches, a gentle swell and crystal-clear waters. The bay consists of La Boquita, Miramar, Santiago, Audiencia, Hadas, Brisas, Ventanas, San Pedrito, Salahua.

La Audiencia Beach

La Audiencia Beach

It is the first beach certified as “Clean Beach” in the state of Colima. Ideal for scuba diving, paddleboard, kayaking or jet-skiing. The slope and waves are always low, which allows finding tropical fish, large octopus and colourful marine vegetation. From the lighthouse, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Manzanillo and Santiago bays.

Sport fishing

Sport fishing

Manzanillo is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. It is the host city for the Dorsey International Tournament that takes place in November, and as a result, sport fishing has become internationally popular. Sailfish and dorado can be caught all year round, while marlin and tuna fish abound from November to March. Manzanillo’s advantage over other harbors is that a short 15-minute trip from land is all that is required for visitors to start fishing.

Places of interest

Archaeological sites
La Campana
El Chanal

Tecomán (Boca de Pascuales and El Real)
Armería (El Paraíso and Cuyutlán)
Manzanillo (Las Brisas, Playa Azul, La Audiencia, Miramar, Olas Altas, Santiago and Playa de Oro)

Routes and tours
Coffee route
Cultural Colima
El Real – Boca de Pascuales
Manzanillo – Costa Alegre
The New Colima

Tourism specialty
Nature and adventure
Sun and sand
Bird watching
Cultural Tourism


There are no hotels for this destination at the moment.


Manzanillo has a unique and distinguished gastronomy for all tastes, from the traditional "Ceviche Colima" made from lemon-tanned sierra fish or zarandeado fish. For the most demanding tastes, the delicious butter prawns or coconut shrimp are offered. Every corner of the city surprises with unique creations from the sea to the table.

Congress Facilities

Manzanillo Convention Center It has facilities for congresses and conventionsPhone: 314 331 1500Fondeport Manzanillo, Colima Mé

Special events

Manzanillo Live Fest February Manzanillo
Triatlón Manzanillo Gran Festival February Manzanillo
Villa de Álvarez Charro FiestasFebruaryVilla de Álvarez
Ponch, Bread and Coffee FairHoly WeekComalaé-de-Comala
Manzanillo Bike Week Easter Manzanillo
Vive Manzanillo MayManzanillo
Manzanillo CarnivalMayManzanillo
Coffee and Cocoa FairSeptemberComala
Manzanillo International Sport Fishing
Colima NACAM RallyNovemberComala-Colima-Manzanillo
F1 Champ Boat Series DecemberManzanillo

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